Vanilla Crescents with Nutella® hazelnut spread


From the Balkans to the great plain of Central Europe, you may find these traditional Christmas cookies in the shape of a crescent moon. Easy to make, these cookies become even yummier after 2 to 3 days--but only for those who can resist long enough! Bake them along with your children and let them dip half into softened Nutella® hazelnut spread!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
16 cookies


  • 1 vanilla bean

  • ½ cup butter, cut into cubes and softened

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup almond flour

  • cup Nutella® hazelnut spread


  1. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise with a knife; scrape out seeds or use 2 teaspoons vanilla extract if desired.

  2. In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar and vanilla seeds/extract; stir in flour and almond flour until dough comes together. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Take small amount of dough and roll into crescent shape; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

  4. Repeat with remaining dough to make 16 cookies.

  5. Bake on center rack for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven; let cool completely on baking sheet.

  6. Meanwhile, scoop Nutella® hazelnut spread into a small bowl set over small pan of boiling water; let stand for about 5 minutes or until softened. Dip half of each cookie into Nutella® hazelnut spread; let stand for about 20 minutes or until cool.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute 2 teaspoons vanilla extract for the vanilla bean.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

177 Calories
11g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 12mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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